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east coast, dumping snow and rain on a region already slammed by hurricane sandy. >> i'm waiting for the locusts and pestilence next. >> back to work after winning a tough battle for the white house. president obama returns to washington with a new challenge, bringing together democrats and republicans. and hispanic voters hold the key to victory. a record number of latinos turn out to vote, the majority supporting president obama. >> today, we showed them that we demand it at the ballot box. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 8, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning a lot of folks in the northeast are asking how much more can we take? barely more than a week after superstorm sandy an unusually early winter storm is hitting
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the region with a nasty mix of rain, snow and gusty winds. the storm moved up the coast overnight icing roads and disrupting air travel and causing more trouble for an already fragile system. from 60,000 customers who just had their power restored lost it again. teresa garcia is in rockaway beach, new york. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. like it or not, ready or not, people in this tri-state region are pretty storm weary but they had to power through a nor'easter that brought a lot of snow, windy conditions, slushy and miserable out there. this is actually a snowstorm that's proving to be on track to break records for snowfall in november. for example, in central park about four inches fell. here at rockaway beach on the boardwalk, definitely more than three. and all this snow is bascally going to make those clean up efforts after superstorm sandy
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that much more difficult for those neighborhoods hard hit. high winds and heavy snow whipped the boardwalk in rockaway beach in queens, new york. that's where tom ford lives. he was told to evacuate his badly damaged home before the winter storm hit but he's not budging. >> i got too much invested. >> reporter: he said he'll weather this storm like the last one. with a little help. >> share some food. get some heat. >> reporter: towns up and down the coast are scrambling to redirect resources from cleaning up to shoring up. belmar, new jersey is rebuilding sand dunes on the beach and the pumps clearing out floodwaters will keep running around the clock. >> i want to be aggressive about protecting our community. >> reporter: meteorologists say the snow is both a blessing and a curse. the snow is less likely to contribute to flooding but more likely to take down tree limbs which means more power outages.
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>> great, watching tv. >> reporter: joe and his family have been without power for ten days. they got it back yesterday only to lose it a few hours later when the snow started falling. >> i had a sense i would lose power. just had a feeling. >> reporter: for millions of people already living without power the thought of more nights in the dark is tough. >> it's exhausting. it's exhausting just to exist. >> reporter: an army of power workers is already in the northeast because of sandy. officials say they are working around the clock. and in and around the rockaway beach neighborhood we have seen plenty of power trucks working on getting that power back up. in the meantime those who decided to tough it out, luckily there were 1,000 portable heaters delivered to this community and some surrounding ones so that has helped out a little. >> i know you were out in that neighborhood, in that area yesterday as the storm first moved through. are conditions out there better or worse this morning?
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>> reporter: absolutely better, terrell. if you were talking to me several hours ago it was kind of a white out just driving snow. so conditions have definitely cleared up. i think we passed the brunt of this nor'easter. the thing is you have piles of snow, slushy conditions making everything that just more soaked when people are trying to pull out debris they had in their house that was flooded. you have piles of debris on these streets coupled with snow on top. it makes tough moving around. overall it seems to have passed the strength of it. now it's about what we see in the morning and, of course, traffic too. >> recovery continues. teresa garcia out in new york. thank you so much. the nor'easter is sending a shiver through the nation's transportation system. between yesterday and today more than 1700 flights arriving and departing at new york's three major airports have been cancelled. david bernard chief meteorologist from our miami station wfor has the latest on the storm's path. >> reporter: the nor'easter may
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be historic for parts of new england. we're continuing to see very heavy snowfall falling anywhere from parts of the jersey shore through new york, connecticut and as far to the east as massachusetts. some may make it into portions of vermont and new hampshire during the day. now when we look at where the storm will likely be going, it appears that by 7:00 a.m. the snow should begin to slacken off in new jersey, also the new york city metropolitan area, really messy around boston but during the day the low will begin to lift out to the north and east and everything will begin to clear from the west to the east. so hopefully all the travel problems that are ensuing those will get better and the planes should be able to land and take off once again with more regularity once we get further into the day. i'm david bernard. president obama is back at the white house this morning following his re-election victory on tuesday night. he does not have much time to rest. the pressure is on to forge an agreement with republicans.
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to avoid a series of automatic spending cuts and tax increases that could send the economy back into recession. tara mergener reports. >> reporter: president obama and the first family returned to the white house wednesday evening, in his words more determined about the work that lies ahead. the president laid out part of a second term agenda in his victory speech tuesday night. >> reducing our deficit, reforming our tax code, fixing our immigration system, freeing ourselves from foreign oil. we got more work to do. >> reporter: earlier the president embraced staffers at his campaign headquarters in chicago. he acknowledged he has to bring the country together after a costly and bruising campaign. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. >> reporter: and the gop listened too. house speaker john boehner promised his party is willing to get down to business. >> the republican majority here in the house stands ready to work with you to do what's best for our country.
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>> reporter: both sides will be put to the test almost immediately. the president and congress will have to work together to overcome the looming fiscal cliff. that would involve automatic drastic spending cuts and tax increases at the end the year if no deal is reached. both sides are indicating a give and take. >> we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. what matters is where the increased revenue comes from and what type of reform comes with it. >> it's better to dance than to fight. it's better to work together. >> reporter: and voters are counting on it. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. cbs moneywatch time now on a thursday. worries about the fiscal cliff are already affecting stocks around the world. erica ferrari with more on that. >> reporter: asian markets tumbled over worries about the looming budget crisis here in the u.s. the nikkei lost 1.5%.
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hit a three week closing low. hong kong's hang seng fell more than 2%. the uncertainty of a divided government sent stocks plunging on wall street. the dow had its worst day of the year falling nearly 313 points to finish below 13,000 for the first time since early august. nasdaq gave up 74 points. and this morning greek lawmakers narrowly passed a new round of austerity measures in an effort to secure new bail out funds. protesters opposed to the measure battled with police outside of parliament. police used tear gas and stun guns when some tried to enter the parliament building. the greek prime minister said without the bailout the government will run out of money this month. and if you plan to fly on the thanksgiving holiday expect busy airports, packed planes and expensive fares. an airline trade group expects 24 million travellers to fly on the holiday weekend. up slightly from last year. ticket prices are also up 4% and
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planes are expected to be close to 90% full. and, terrell, the world's largest retailer walmart is kicking off it's holiday shopping season earlier. at 8:00 p.m. thanksgiving day. the traditional holiday shopping begins the day after known as black friday. some deals include a 32 inch tv for $148 and video games for ten bucks. >> coming up on the morning news a powerful and growing voting bloc that was crucial to barack obama's re-election victory. this is the morning news. crucial to barack obama's election victory. this is the morning news. nutcracking, gift stacking, yellowing. mistletoe'ing, ho ho ho'ing, yellowing. and every holiday season, your teeth have been yellowing. fact is if you're not whitening, you're yellowing. crest 3d white whitestrips remove over 10 years of stains, and whiten 25 times better than a leading whitening toothpaste.
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now's the time. visit or call 1-800-medicare. ♪ you in tuesday's election a historic turnout by latino voters played a key role in re-electing president obama. 10% of the electorate is hispanic and this year more than 70% voted for the president. almost 27% chose mitt romney. anna warner has the importance
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on the latino vote. >> reporter: at a nonpartisan latino group volunteers worked the phones to get hispanics to the polls. >> today i want you to give it your all. >> reporter: outreach efforts helped president obama beat mitt romney among hispanic voters 3-1 in nevada costing the republicans the white house. >> they think about us almost like a second thought. we need to have the hispanic vote. >> reporter: las vegas businessman, a republican for 40 years says many in his party need to learn to reach out too and to soften their stance on immigration such as on programs to give illegal immigrants permission to work if they were brought to the u.s. as children. right now it stands do you believe that there are enough republicans who really believe in compromising -- >> i believe it. >> reporter: you believe it right now? >> right. if i don't believe it then i won't be able to be a republican. >> reporter: in florida, colorado and nevada the
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percentage of the electorate that is hispanic has increased 1 percentage point or more in the last four years. by 2016 at least 2 million more latinos will be eligible to vote. the obama campaign went out of its way to reach hispanics. airing ads like these. [ speaking foreign language ] it's that sensitivity that mario said was missing from the romney campaign. >> we are trying to be taken seriously. today we showed we demand it at the ballot box. they can't ignore us. we're here. we're voting. we're paying attention. >> reporter: now that national association of latino officials tells us that every 30 seconds in this country a latino citizen turns 18 years of age. and that adds some 50,000 new potential voters in the latino community every single month.
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anna werner, cbs news, las vegas, nevada. >> even throw president obama won the electoral vote and the popular vote in tuesday's election, there's still one state that is up in the air. the race is too close to call in florida right now, the president has a lead of about 47,000 votes, if he wins florida he would add 29 electoral votes to his tally. another closely watched race in florida hasn't been decided. alan west a favorite of the tea party is trailing patrick murphy by 2,500 votes. west claims there were voting irregularities and wants a recounts. up next your thursday morning winter and in sports the indianapolis colts bring out the clippers to support their ailing coach.
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fourth after hitting another player. that's a nasty elbow to the throat. the clock running out brandon knight nails the three to get pistons within three. wasn't enough. kings won, 105-10. the heat scored finesse with good solid passing and lebron james lit up the board with 20 points. teammate dwayne wade had the quick moves putting in 22. the defending nba champs pull away in the second half, 103-73. the heat now 4-0 at home for the first time in franchise history. and a show of solidarity for indianapolis colts head coach, chuck pagano. about a dozen players including the rookie quarterback shaved their heads after tuesday's practice to show support for their ailing coach. chuck pagano has cancer and is bald from the treatment. his doctors say he's in complete remission and should be back on the sidelines by the end of the season. that's how you do it, guys, right there.
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when we come back, voting for higher taxes, the costly fight in california over a measure aimed at raising taxes to prevent deep cuts to the state's education system. this is the "cbs morning news." state's education system. this is the "cbs morning news." a big lunch doesn't mean a big price. start with a savory soup or a fresh salad. then choose a texas toast half sandwich, like our classic turkey, served with fries, all for just 6 bucks at chili's. the latest coffee machine from nespresso. modular. intuitive. combines espresso and fresh milk. the new u. nespresso. what else? available at these fine retailers. nespresso. what else? want longer, stronger lashes? for your longest, most stunning lashes yet. one coat get up and grow mascara. only from almay. only for me.
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a burlingame hotel has been evacuated. what was reported that could make gus sick. plus: on the east coast... adding insult to injury. anr storm brings cold and wet weather to the victims of s. and camping out for a chanct free food. another chick- fil-a opens in the bay area. will this one court the same controversy? join us for cbs 5 eyewitness news this morning... beginng at 4:30. good morning. it's thursday, novermber 8th. i',
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. in d.c. clearing, 52. sunshine in atlanta, 60. sunny in st. louis, 56. same thing in denver, 63 and passing showers in seattle, 48 degrees. degrees. educators are celebrating in california today after voters passed proposition 30 tuesday. it increases the state's sales tax and raises taxes on the rich. college students will be spared another round of tuition increases and as john blackstone tells us this morning younger students will avoid a much shorter school year. >> let's raise our taxes for our
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kids, for our schools, for our california dream. >> reporter: california's governor jerry brown celebrated a victory he spent most of the past year fighting for, convincing voters to raise taxes to avoid $6 billion in budget cuts. mostly to education. part of it is a tax increase for those earning over $250,000, but all californians will be hit by a quarter cent sales tax increase. anti-tax groups raised $53 million to defeat the proposition. >> prop 30 makes our sales tax the highest in the nation. >> reporter: $11 million was funneled through out of state groups that don't have to reveal their donors. california's election watchdog calls it a case of political money laundering. teachers unions donated $16 million of the 69 million raised to advocate for the ballot measure. >> our particular schools are champions. >> reporter: joe carlson is co-principal of this high school. before the vote his school
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district was drawing up plans to slash $35 million from its budget on top of the $330 million it cut since 2008. music, arts and athletics were on the chopping block. the school year would have been shortened by three weeks. >> this is an investment. it's an investment in the future of our state. we'll have a lot more productive citizens if we invest in education. >> reporter: if there's a lesson for other states to raise taxes it may be this. governor brown said voters agreed to the tax increase only because his budget included spending cuts of $20 billion. john blackstone, cbs news, los angeles. >> coming up after your local news on cbs "this morning," live reports on the new snowstorm that's adding misery to the east. i'm terrell brown in new york, this is the "cbs morning news." ,
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you know for many victims of hurricane sandy things went from bad to worse wednesday when a nor'easter dumped heavy snow through the region. some of those stranded without electricity are finding help from a group of young volunteers. michelle miller has the story. >> reporter: cox has been navigating darkened hallways and staircases in rockaway, queens for days. the 17-year-old is handing out food, water and flashlights to people stranded in their apartments. >> there's times it might be overwhelming. but i think what we're doing and how many families we can affect positively. i think in the last few days we reached over 500 families. knowing that helps us. >> reporter: cox is a foot soldier in a relief force recruited by 23-year-old milan taylor. >> it's time for us to prove that we're willing to step up and we're able to step up. >> reporter: the college student directs the effort from his smartphone.
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where do you get all this? >> we put out a call on facebook and the supplies and the food just started come pouring in. >> reporter: he's enlisted more than 100 teens and 20 somethings to help their neighborhood. >> what would you be doing if you weren't here? >> right now in school. >> reporter: at the core of his band of volunteers is the community group he founded a year and a half ago to mentor kids. he spent the group's last $500 to buy diapers and blankets. >> there's no community leadership guiding fema, guiding the red cross because they are not from this community. so they don't know where the needs are. >> reporter: in less than a week they figured out how to distribute two days worth of supplies to three apartment houses. fema has set up a distribution trailer less than three miles away. but it might as well be a thousand for the elderly who live here. >> they are saying honestly that they wouldn't know what they would do without us.
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there needs to be more faith put in young people and our capabilities and what we're able to do. >> reporter: while many in rockaway are without power they discovered they are not powerless. >> you guys are wonderful. you're doing a great job. >> reporter: michelle miller, cbs news, queens, new york. young people doing incredibly big things. so refreshing to see. coming up after your local news on cbs this morning live reports from the areas hit hard by the new storm in the east. we'll find out when relief is on the way and how long the storm is expected to last. plus, why the fiscal cliff is being blamed for huge losses on wall street. rebecca jarvis will have the details later this morning. and more on that inspirational story of indianapolis colts coach chuck pagano and his battle with leukemia. many players shaving their heads in solidarity. that and more coming up later on
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cbs this morning. for now that will do it for the morning news for this thursday. as always appreciate you watching. i'm terrell brown in new york. take care, everybody, have a great day. ,,,,
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning. it is thursday, november 8. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now just about 4:30. let's check the weather here in the bay area. i feel a bit of a chill, lawrence. >> maybe we had a cold front through move overnight but it was dry so now we are on the back side of that. there's a chance of showers, maybe even thunderstorms. we'll talk about that coming up. >> as far

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